November 2022 Newsletter
November is National Adoption Month.
Throughout the month our mission is to raise awareness about adoption issues, bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the foster care system and emphasize the value of youth engagement.
This year, the Children’s Bureau coined the National Adoption Month theme as “Small Steps Open Doors.” Pursuing permanency for teens can be challenging but small steps along the way can make all the difference. Taking the time to talk with and listen to youth can help you earn their trust and help the youth become more engaged in their own permanency planning. It can also create an environment where youth can be honest and ask questions. Youth are the experts of their own lives, so let them partner with you in permanency planning and make decisions about their lives.
Through the rest of the month, we’ll be sharing stories, statistics and ways for you to get involved.